Reports: Terrorist attack kills 31, injures at least 100 at Moscow airport
January 24th, 2011
11:18 AM ET

Reports: Terrorist attack kills 31, injures at least 100 at Moscow airport

Follow CNN's coverage of the terrorist attack at the Moscow airport

[Updated at 11:18 a.m.] Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said in a television address that the Monday bombing at a Moscow airport was a terrorist attack.

He further said that he postponed his trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, because of the bombing.

NATO condemned the attack and urged greater cooperation in the fight against terrorism. British Foreign Secretary William Hague said British officials are "in urgent contact with Russian authorities to establish the facts and to provide consular support to any British nationals who may have been affected."

[Updated at 10:51 a.m.] Footage from inside Moscow's Domodedovo Airport showed several police in a smoke-filled section of the airport.

There were several bodies lying on the floor, and video from another part of the airport showed paramedics rushing by with people on stretchers.

[Updated at 10:38 a.m.] A suicide bomber was responsible for the blast at Moscow's Domodedovo Aiport on Monday, Russian state TV reported.

The station said the handmade bomb was stuffed with metal objects to increase shrapnel from the explosion.

The state-run ITAR-TASS news agency said the explosion occurred at the international arrivals section of the airport. Another state media outlet earlier said it happened at a baggage claim area.

[Updated at 10:33 a.m.] As police went on high alert around the capital city, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev called security chiefs to an emergency meeting at the Kremlin to discuss the situation.

[Updated at 10:06 a.m.] Flights destined for Moscow's Domodedovo Airport are being redirected to other airports in Moscow, either Sheremetyevo or Vnukovo, according to Russian TV.

Domodedovo is located about 14 miles southeast of Moscow, and the airport's website says it's the largest and busiest of the airports in the capital.

[Updated at 10:04 a.m.] State TV is reporting that the blast at a Moscow airport erupted at the baggage claim area, killing 31 people.

The Health Ministry provided the media outlet with the death toll, it said.

CNN is seeking details on the Russian Investigative Committee report that terrorists are responsible for the explosion.

[Updated at 9:53 a.m.] The Russian government is confirming the death toll of 31 people and says 130 people were injured in the Moscow airport blast.

[Updated at 9:48 a.m.] Russian state TV reported 31 people are dead and more than 100 others were injured in an explosion at Domodedovo Airport in Moscow.

In a post on its website, the Russian Investigative Committee is blaming terrorists for the attack.

[Updated at 9:37 a.m.] The explosion at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport killed at least two people and injured 20 others, according to the official RIA Novosti news agency.

Russia's Investigative Committee confirmed the blast, saying 20 people were affected, although the extent of their injuries was unclear.

State TV said the explosion occurred at the baggage claim area of the airport.

The explosion occured at 4:40 p.m. in Moscow, RIA Novosti said.

[Posted at 9:24 a.m.] An explosion has occurred at Domodedovo Airport in Moscow, Russia's Investigative Committee said.

There are conflicting reports of deaths and injuries.

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  1. speedy

    Most of the posters on here are idiots who couldn't even find Russia on a map. To sit here and try to turn this into an Obama, FOX News or any other item on the U.S. political agenda, is moronic at best. A lot of innocent people just died. Go stick your stupid heads back in the sand. IDIOTS !!!

    January 24, 2011 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  2. marlin

    One day the skys will roll back like a sroll and Christ shall appear.will u b ready when your time is come?

    January 24, 2011 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
    • DG08

      You should watch George Carlin's rant on religion. Trust me, you'll love it

      January 24, 2011 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  3. ellis

    This guy should have killed more people

    January 24, 2011 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  4. Bob footage from the airport

    January 24, 2011 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  5. luis

    muslims for centuries have been polluting the minds of their people and for what to raise a child thinking it ok to kill inocent people over some stupid book!

    January 24, 2011 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  6. jhon doe

    Death and destruction is a part of our nature you idiots!! its how the world came to be and its how civilization began with a sword, Gun, Bomb its just the reality of the world we live in people we will never get rid of it learn to accept it and live with it just how it is plain and simple. So go back to WORK!!! Im sure you guys don’t get paid to leave hateful comments unless you do then continue unless you don’t then STFU because nobody cares about your opinions’ its not like it will make any impact on what happened.

    January 24, 2011 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  7. sbh

    A suicide attack (also known as suicide bombing or "kamikaze") is an attack intended to kill others and inflict widespread damage, in which the attacker expects or intends to die in the process.

    January 24, 2011 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  8. Fricsaid

    This is an example of how the TSA security measures here in the states provide a false sense of security. If it were about your security, you would be scanned, patted down, (choose your poison), before you even enter the airport.

    January 24, 2011 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  9. Avengement

    When you kill people what do you expect those people to do back?? give you chocolates.

    January 24, 2011 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  10. descarado

    Islam again. Islam again and again and again. Islam. Islam today. Islam yesterday. Islam tomorrow. Islam.

    January 24, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
    • jhon doe


      Islam again. Islam again and again and again. Islam. Islam today. Islam yesterday. Islam tomorrow. Islam.

      Actually Islam just wanted to get in on the action you knowing since seeing how the last month its was dominated by white Christian domestic terrorist in America they just wanted to be in on the action don’t worry by tomorrow you crazy white Americans will take off where you left off .

      January 24, 2011 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Bibs

    It's strange how they are fixated with planes and trains and transportation. They do attack cafes occassionally, but they are obsessed with airplanes. I wonder why?

    January 24, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
    • jhon doe

      @BIBS you must really be an idiot for real !!! Why do they attack planes LOL because that’s where its cost the most damages to American liberty and security and that’s what makes the headlinessssssssssssssss and that’s where they hurt us the most making our life inconvenient try thinking for awhile it will actually help.

      January 24, 2011 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Steve

    domodedovo bombing youtube video

    January 24, 2011 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  13. Aliov

    i think it's the fault of the people who post after each article. Damn i just did it.

    January 24, 2011 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  14. akimbo

    Its russia's fault. russia destroyed chechnia! russia killed thousands of innocent men, women and children and thousands more suffer as a result. Every action has and equal and opposite reaction! Its horrible what happened in the airport but i think this is a wake up call for what russia did in chechnia!

    January 24, 2011 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Ted

      Where did u get this information, Fox?

      January 24, 2011 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
    • nectar

      one moron here already stated that Russians killed half of Chechens, never mind Russia gave them independence in 1996 and then there was Chechens, sponsored by Arabic oil-producing countries, who took it to the Russian soil, trying to ignite the whole Caucasus region. Extremist Chechens are trying to propagate Sheri at Law, we've seen that already in late 1990s, they closed all public libraries, movie theaters, hospitals, public schools, practiced public executions, etc. I guess you didn't know this, because Fox news were deliberately silencing all this atrocities.

      January 24, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Guest

    that is terrible... when will we understand that chechen or any other muslim extremist does not care if you are russian or american, or swedish, we all the same to them.

    January 24, 2011 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
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